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FINAL ROUND RESULTS

Posted by on September 24, 2017 7:10 PM

Spartanburg, SC- Founded in the summer of 1908, The Country Club of Spartanburg is defended by narrow fairways, undulating greens and thick rough- continuing to be a challenge for all players. Known as a “shot makers course”, a battle of the back nine down to the wire finish was just the special touch needed to conclude the 23rd Annual Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational.

With a final round charge, Cole Ponich of Farmington, Utah comes from 3 shots behind to take the championship. Ponich came out the gates firing, carding four birdies on the first four holes and only one bogey to turn at three under heading to the back nine with the lead. With late bogies on fifteen and sixteen, Ponich followed with an eagle on seventeen finishing strong to capture the title of the 23rd Annual Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational. Ponich talked about the turning point to his favor, expressing there were two. Ponich said, “With birdies on the first four holes, that gave me the surge needed to stay focused and strong and then a late eagle on seventeen after two bogies was the confirmation that I needed.” Ponich, a 2019 graduate was elated for this win, as it couldn’t have come at a better time for his confidence leading into the fall season. Ponich joins a list of elite winners and when asked if he would return next year, Ponich said, “Yes- I have the opportunity to defend!”

Will Thomson (Naples, FL) and Luke Dossey (Austin, TX) both posted 69, three under par to jump up the list in a tie for second place. Both Thomson and Dossey made a late charge on the back nine to rise to the top of the leaderboard and secure their invitations for the 2018 event.

Conducted by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational is held in honor of the late Robert H. Chapman, Jr. Each year the tournament is played, inviting the best of the best to compete at an elite level on a prestigious golf course. The tournament benefits the Spartanburg County Foundation and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and to date has donated $200,000 to scholarship recipients and $190,000 to the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. 

 

PLAYER                                               CITY                                   ST        R1       R2       TOTAL

Cole

Ponich

Farmington

UT

68

66

134

Will

Thomson

Naples

FL

69

68

137

Luke

Dossey

Austin

TX

69

68

137

Padraic

Sim

Spanish Fort

AL

65

73

138

Austin

Coggin

Vestavia Hills

AL

67

72

139

Nicolas

Cassidy

Johns Creek

GA

68

72

140

Fulton

Smith

Pinehurst

NC

72

68

140

Connor

Johnson

Richmond

VA

69

71

140

Harrison

Corbin

Inman

SC

71

69

140

Christopher

Zhang

Blacksburg

VA

70

70

140

AJ

Beechler

Pinehurst

NC

71

69

140

Peter

Fountain

Raleigh

NC

72

68

140

Cameron

Moore

Glen Allen

VA

71

70

141

Carson

Ownbey

Candler

NC

70

71

141

Preston

Topper

Suwannee

GA

69

72

141

Ryan

Hall

Knoxville

TN

72

69

141

Trey

Bosco

Austin

TX

69

72

141

Connor

Creasy

Abingdon

VA

67

75

142

Chris

Kim

Cary

NC

72

70

142

Brandon

Cho

Suwanee

GA

69

73

142

Jack

Massei

Cary

NC

72

70

142

Fred

Biondi

Port St. Lucie

FL

74

69

143

Sebastian

Iqbal

San Jose

CA

70

73

143

Jp

Cave

Mobile

AL

72

71

143

Simms

Abney

Madison

MS

70

74

144

Zachary

Reuland

Rock Hill

SC

75

69

144

William

Wann

Birmingham

AL

74

70

144

Levi

Moody

Greenville

SC

69

75

144

Bo

Peng

Lake Mary

FL

72

73

145

Ethan

Hagood

Birmingham

AL

72

73

145

Jeewon

Park

Lake Mary

FL

77

68

145

Ryan

Smith

Carlsbad

CA

67

78

145

Owen

Burden

Atlanta

GA

72

73

145

Trenton

Johnson

Brentwood

TN

69

77

146

John

Driscoll III

Lake Mary

FL

70

76

146

Gordon

Sargent

Birmingham

AL

73

73

146

Beck

Burnette

Blairsville

GA

73

74

147

Connor

Golembeski

Redmond

WA

71

76

147

Christopher

Chomyn

Irvine

CA

77

70

147

Stephen

Sul

Old bridge

NJ

74

74

148

Dylan

Menante

Carlsbad

CA

74

74

148

Ross

Steelman

Columbia

MO

72

76

148

Isaiah

Zaccheo

Beckley

WV

74

74

148

Crosby

Guercio

Frisco

TX

72

76

148

Lansdon

Robbins

Davidson

NC

78

71

149

Walker

Jones

Sumter

SC

74

75

149

Brady

Hinkle

Lancaster

SC

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